Are you ready for a mini challenge? Me too! Book covers that are dark and haunting, colorful and bold, a mystery, the challenge it presents intrigues me. Sometimes it the title alone that draws my eye. Use to be I only looked for books by familiar authors. Then, several years ago I joined a challenge in which one of the tasks was to pick a book by its cover. The hard part - don't read the blurb and find out what it is about beforehand.
I discovered the temptation to read the synopsis, then a few pages to see if it drew me in impossible to resist. Especially in person. However, I could resist when looking at books online. Since then I have chosen books a few times using this method and usually end up with something excellent. Also, I couldn't pick books by authors I've already read.
Utilizing Amazon's new releases I wondered through their virtual literature and fiction section and the following covers are what drew my eye this time.
I added C.J. Archer's first book in her Clock and Steel series, Witchmaker's Daughter to my virtual stacks. All her covers are intriguing. The rest have been added to my wish list.
So your mission this week is to pick a book by it's cover. Have fun, be bold, let your eyes feast and see what tickles your fancy.
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